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No. 11 Indiana WBB Cruises To Win At Wisconsin

by | Feb 25, 2021 | Basketball Blogs, Headlines | 0 comments

No. 11 Indiana Cruises To Win At Wisconsin

 

MADISON, Wis. – Sophomore forward Mackenzie Holmes paced Indiana with 23 points as No. 11 Indiana swept the season series with Wisconsin in a 77-49 win on Wednesday night inside Kohl Center.

 

KEY MOMENTS

  • Patberg led the way in the first quarter with five points as Indiana (15-4, 13-2 B1G) would push late in the frame to take a 17-11 lead.
  • In the second, back-to-back buckets from Berger and Holmes gave the Hoosiers an 11-point lead with 7:09 to go. A Wisconsin (5-16, 2-16 B1G) timeout helped the home team get back on track for as it would come within five. But a conventional 3-point play from Holmes and steal and score from Cardaño-Hillary pushed the lead back to double digits.
  • The Hoosier defense allowed just one Badger field goal in the final 4:16 of the first half as a Holmes would beat the buzzer on a sideline out-of-bounds play with 2.7 seconds to go sent her team to the locker room with a 37-23 lead.
  • It was all Indiana in the second half, as it outscored the Badgers 40-26 in the final two quarters. They used a 22-14 advantage in the third quarter to take 59-37 lead. Cardaño-Hillary led way with seven points.
  • To close out the win, senior guard Keyanna Warthen came in off the bench and scored six of her season-high eight points in the fourth quarter.

 

NOTABLE

  • Indiana wins its 13 Big Ten wins ties a program record as it also won 13 games in the 2019-20 season.
  • The Hoosiers completed the season sweep of Wisconsin. Indiana has won seven-straight in the series and leads the all-time series 51-24.
  • Indiana had three in double figures against the Badgers. Sophomore forward Mackenzie Holmes led the way with 23 points. Redshirt junior Nicole Cardaño-Hilary and senior guard Ali Patberg had 14 points each.
  • Holmes led the scoring for the Hoosiers with 23 points. The Gorham, Maine native also had a team-high nine boards.
  • Junior guard Grace Berger grabbed eight rebounds while leading the team in assists with three. She also tallied four points on the night.
  • Cardaño-Hillary ended the game Wednesday night with 14 points, eight rebounds, and an assist.
  • Indiana outrebounded the Badgers heavily, 50-22. 18 of those boards were on the offensive glass.
  • The Hoosiers saw 48 points in the paint compared to Wisconsin’s 32.

 

QUOTABLE

Indiana head coach Teri Moren

“Well great win on the road for us. This has been a place where we knew we were going to come in and have to play well. I thought the early pressure that Nikki (Cardaño-Hillary) provided for us stifled them offensively. Imani Lewis got into foul trouble and (Sydney) Hilliard goes out in the second half with what I think was a twisted ankle sprain. But we kept our foot on the pedal. Give our kids credit for finishing the job that they had to do. I thought we were great. Obviously, 50-22 rebounding edge tonight. 18 offensive rebounds which was tremendous. We were right at 15 turnovers. We were trying to stay a little bit under that none the less. We got to play everybody which is always a fun thing for us to be able to do. We are excited to be leaving here with a victory.”

 

UP NEXT

The Hoosiers continue its final regular season road trip at No. 15 Ohio State on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network.